Press Releases

Green Century Withdraws Proposal After Vertex Pharmaceuticals* Commits to Setting First GHG Reduction Goal

May 22, 2019

Green Century has withdrawn its shareholder proposal with Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., after it committed to setting its first company-wide goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by the end of 2019.

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Kroger* to Adopt Deforestation Policy, Following Green Century Engagement

May 7, 2019

Green Century is pleased to announce that Kroger, the largest grocery chain in the U.S., will develop and implement a no-deforestation policy that will cover its private label products.

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Royal Caribbean* Agrees to Improve Food Waste Disclosure, Following Green Century Pressure

Apr 18, 2019

Green Century withdrew a shareholder proposal with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., the second largest cruise company in the world, after it agreed to make its food waste management and reduction strategies more public.

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Better Late Than Never: Darden* Finally Announces Policy to Reduce Antibiotic Misuse in Its Supply Chain

Mar 29, 2019

Following a multi-year engagement with Green Century, Darden Restaurants, Inc., the largest casual dining operator in the U.S., yesterday announced that it was adopting a policy to phase out the use of medically important antibiotics in its chicken supply chain by 2023.

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Pressured by Green Century Proposal, Amazon* Commits to Cut Delivery Emissions by 50% by 2030

Mar 4, 2019

Green Century withdrew its shareholder proposal with Amazon, after it committed to carbon neutrality for half of its package deliveries by 2030, and indicated it would outline a broader vision for entirely carbon neutral deliveries in the future.

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BlackRock* Bluster? Green Century Questions BlackRock’s Exposure to Deforestation Through Its Financing Practices

Feb 26, 2019

Today, Green Century sent an inquiry letter to BlackRock, regarding its strategies and policies to address and mitigate its exposure to deforestation through its financing practices.

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Green Century Commends Aramark* for No-Deforestation Commitment, Following Green Century Engagement

Jan 23, 2019

Green Century collaborated with Aramark, one of the world’s largest food service providers, to develop a robust no-deforestation commitment to be implemented by 2025.

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Food fight: Domino’s* Is Challenging a Green Century Proposal to Limit Antibiotic Exposure of the Beef and Pork It Sources

Jan 21, 2019

Green Century recently filed a shareholder resolution with Domino’s Pizza, asking it to reduce the use of medically important antibiotics used in the production of the beef and pork it sources. Domino’s challenged the proposal with the SEC.

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Green Century President Leslie Samuelrich Reelected to US SIF Board of Directors

Jan 16, 2019

Green Century President Leslie Samuelrich has been reelected to the Board of Directors for the US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment.

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Verizon* Commits to Source 50% of its Energy from Renewables by 2025, After Green Century Engagement

Jan 11, 2019

Green Century withdrew a shareholder proposal with Verizon, after the company announced a commitment to source the equivalent of 50% of its annual electricity usage from renewable sources by 2025.

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